Posts Tagged "Fortitude"


Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in Noah's Ark Now | Comments Off on Fortitude

This is a rather old fashioned word. I don’t hear it so much these days. I do hear it’s Pop culture synonyms quite often though – guts, grit, even moxie.  It’s my opinion that we still need the word Fortitude to describe what enables us to endure, with moment-by-moment courage, the legacy of trauma, whether in ourselves or loved ones. Trauma interferes with our sense of Self. In the case of children, that sense of Self is developing and childhood trauma interrupts, diverts, co-opts, that natural process.  The Psyche will organize itself to protect the core identity.  In some cases this...

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